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Pulleys are shredding belts on my van... just want a diagram with the names of the pulleys... Thanks!

Need the diagram and proper names for the pulleys on a 96' 3.0L

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    Raymond Ramirez May 11, 2010

    ok sounds familiar my friend. I want you to take a look at the harmonic balancer. this is the large pulley on the bottom. you may need to remove the tire to take a closer look. the Harmonic balancer is not completly steel it has rubber ring that circles the balancer. sometimes this oring fails causing a misalignment of the belt. you can see it here

    if you are going to do it yourself I suggest getting a harmonic Balancer pulley puller.

    let me know

    please rank when we are done



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They are not align well that is why the tension is ripping your belt try aligning before spending money buying new ones thank you

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